Facebook News Singapore 

Senior Facebook executive apologises for data breach affecting 50 million users

SINGAPORE – A senior Facebook executive has apologised for a recent data breach that allowed hackers to gain access to nearly 50 million user accounts, in what is believed to be the social media platform’s worst security breach. At the opening of Facebook’s new Singapore office on Tuesday (Oct 2), Facebook’s vice-president of Asia Pacific Dan Neary said: “We are deeply apologetic for this. We are excited about the fact that we actually discovered it and we are able to shut it down, but it should not happen in the first…

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Conman and Confidence trickster FRANCISCO PASCUAL …… ALERT

Today Your Voice Asia is making a public notice as a matter of urgency. One of our subscribers to our pan-Asian publication has provided us with a detailed account of a horrific experience with what must be the most blatant theft of obtaining money by deception we have reported to date. In 2016, a couple from Singapore made their first overseas holiday home purchase. Nothing makes the hearts of a couple warm more than to know they’re on the way to buying their retirement home. Retirement savings were put into…

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Asia Facebook Job 

Use tech to help fight false information, suggest cybersecurity experts

SINGAPORE: Technology, which have been identified as a key contributor to the speed and scale of how false information is spread, can also help to counter the threat, according to experts from IT security company Trend Micro. Ms Myla Pilao and Mr Ryan Flores, Trend Micro’s director of Core Technology Marketing and senior manager of Forward-Looking Threat Research Team respectively, wrote in their submission to the select committee of deliberate online falsehoods that social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have been used to conduct fake news campaigns. The submission was…

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Faceboook chat led to online ‘tax’ scam that cost woman $3k

SINGAPORE – Just three days after chatting with a stranger on Facebook, Ms Tan (not her real name) gave him her home address in Singapore. Claiming to be a 35-year-old ethnic Chinese engineer born in Singapore but based in the US, he told her he was sending her a pair of shoes as a present. He also called her on the mobile phone through Facebook. After a few days, he said instead of the shoes, he will be sending her a box that includes phones, a laptop, gold bars, and…

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Facebook Singapore 

2 boys aged 11 reported missing for over a day have been found

SINGAPORE – Two 11-year-old boys, believed to be classmates, were found on Friday night more than a day after reportedly going missing. , were found at 9.45pm in Yishun, the police said in an update. “Both boys are safe and well, and are not victims of crime,” said the police, thanking the public for providing valuable information. The police had sent out an appeal for information on the boys earlier on Friday. In their appeal, the police said that Javier was last seen at Block 273D, Compassvale Link, at about 7.10am on Thursday, while Axel…

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Facebook News Singapore 

Singapore Government requested details of 263 Facebook users

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Government requested information on 263 Facebook accounts in the first half of 2017, with the social media giant complying with 59 per cent of the requests. The authorities made a total of 204 requests between January and June from Facebook, the social media company revealed in its Transparency Report released on Monday (Dec 18). The report detailed government requests for account data, content restrictions, and internet disruptions. According to Facebook, the “vast majority” of data requested by government officials related to criminal cases, such as robberies or…

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Facebook Singapore 

Singapore’s rooftoppers: ‘A lot of people think we’re only doing it for the likes’

The activity known as rooftopping is largely criminal and incredibly dangerous – so why does it seem to be flourishing locally? A typical rooftopping photo features feet dangling over the edge of a building’s highest level (Photo courtesy of Faaariz) SINGAPORE: The challenge. The adrenaline rush. The scenery. The perfect photo or video, even. Rooftoppers will admit to being motivated by all of these – just don’t accuse them of doing it for the attention. In fact, don’t even call them rooftoppers at all: They’d rather be known as explorers or photographers, said…

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F1 Facebook Singapore 

Formula 1 Singapore organisers investigating illegal race track entry, bribery claim

Screengrab from Facebook. SINGAPORE: Organisers of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix are investigating a reported breach of track security at the event over the weekend. This comes after a photo posted on Facebook on Sunday (Sep 17) showed a couple standing on the F1 race track. The post read: “3am in the morning. Bribed the security guard to let us onto the track. He not only agreed, he took the photo. Non F1 fans won’t understand this, but most of us will.” A Singapore GP spokesperson told Channel NewsAsia…

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Forex trader sentenced to day’s jail, fine for offensive anti-PM FB post

KUALA LUMPUR: An online forex trader was sentenced to a day in prison and fined RM4,000 by the sessions court here today for uploading an offensive post on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to his Facebook page last year. Judge Zaman Mohd Noor meted out the sentence after Nasaruddin Saron pleaded “guilty” to the offence. The 41-year-old from Felda Bukit Easter in Kota Tinggi, Johor, was charged with intentionally uploading a post with the intention of offending others to his Facebook account ‘Nasaruddin Saron’ on Oct 26, 2016. The…

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